18th Annual Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival

Festival Chair Kathleen Kimura
Remarks from Mayor Schneider and CA Asm Papan.
On Sunday, October 1, the 18th Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival was held in Millbrae. Consul General Osumi joined the opening ceremony, along with Millbrae Mayor Ann Schneider and California State Assemblymember Diane Papan. In his remarks, Consul General Osumi expressed the importance of grassroots events like the festival in fostering friendship between Japan and Northern California.
The Festival featured Japanese cultural displays and performances including Japanese dance, music, martial arts, and taiko drumming. The Consulate held its Japan Information booth to provide materials and resources on Japanese culture, events, and the JET Program.
Consul General Osumi gives remarks
Consul General and Mrs. Osumi with Mayor Schneider, CA Asm. Papan, and Millbrae City Council Members
Japanese classical dance
The audience tries Yosakoi dancing
Taiko performance
Consulate information booth

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